The Chinese word 知道 means “to know” or “to be aware of”. It is used to indicate that someone has knowledge or understanding of a particular topic, fact or situation. It can be used in a variety of contexts, such as when asking if someone knows something, expressing that you know something, or acknowledging that you don’t know something. For example, if you were to ask someone if they know the way to a particular location, you could say “你知道去那里的路吗？” which translates to “Do you know the way to that place?”.
Verb: to know, to be aware of
|wǒ zhīdào nǐ hěn máng
|I know you’re very busy
|nǐ zhīdào zhège chéngshì de lìshǐ ma?
|Do you know the history of this city?
|wǒmen bù zhīdào tā de dìzhǐ
|We don’t know his address
|tā zhīdào zěnyàng zuòfàn
|He knows how to cook
|tā zhīdào zhège wèntí de dá’àn
|She knows the answer to this question
|wǒmen dōu zhīdào tā shì gè hǎorén
|We all know he is a good person
|nǐ zhīdào zhège cí de yìsi ma?
|Do you know the meaning of this word?
|gǒu zhīdào shéi shì tā de zhǔrén
|A dog knows who its owner is